Saturday, April 10, 2010

Strawberry Almond Tart

Recipe and Pictures by "Ms. Pie"
Ingredients are:


  • 36 honey graham crackers (about 9 sheets) Crust
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 teaspoons water
  • Cooking spray
  • 2/3 cup light cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 cups small fresh strawberries, divided
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted


1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2.To prepare crust, place crackers in a food processor; process until crumbly.
3.Add 2 tablespoons sugar, butter, and water; pulse just until moist.
4.Place mixture in a 9-inch round removable-bottom tart pan coated with cooking spray, pressing into bottom and up sides of pan to 3/4 inch. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack.


5.To prepare filling, combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, and extracts in a medium bowl; stir until smooth. Spread mixture evenly over bottom of tart shell.

6.To prepare topping, place 2 cups strawberries in food processor; process until pureed.
7.Combine strawberry puree, 2/3 cup sugar, and cornstarch in a small saucepan over medium heat,
stirring with a whisk.
8.Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; cook 1 minute.
Remove glaze from heat, and cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
9.Combine 4 cups strawberries and juice; toss to coat. Arrange berries, bottoms up, in a circular pattern over filling. Spoon half of glaze evenly over berries (reserve remaining glaze for another use).
Sprinkle nuts around edge. Cover and chill 3 hours.

Note: You can use either an 8 x 12-inch rectangular pan or a 9-inch round tart pan. The recipe also works with a 9-inch springform pan and a 10-inch pie plate.


  1. Hey ms Pie, it came out great, very pretty. How did it taste????

  2. Thanks! I think there needed to be more filling because the strawberries took over the tart. But, overall, the combination of the sweet strawberries, subtle almond flavor of the filling, and the honey graham cracker crust in your mouth--mmhmm mmhmm mmmmmm. i <3 tarts! =)
    I brought it to Cindy's bday dinner and nobody said anything about it. guess it wasn't too memorable? hahaha.

  3. oooh that looks so pretty and sweet!
    and that crust looks absolutely flawless! :D did you use your own pan?

  4. chanmi: yes i did use my own pan! just ought a new removable tart pan. lovin it~if you ever need, you can borrow! (this is debbie using minyoung's account)

  5. I would love to try this on a rectangular pan. That would come out so rustic and pretty I feel.